Our hidden treasures
BALLINA MP Tamara Smith, last week recognised three local women for their community achievements with inclusion on the 2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
The new hidden treasures are: Patricia Templeton from Byron Bay, Janice Lang from Ewingsdale and Dawn Sword from Lennox Head.
"The 2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, recognises their contribution to our community and this is a chance for us to both acknowledge and thank these women for their efforts and for their generosity of spirit,” said Ms Smith.
All three women have a long history of community service.
Ms Templeman spent many years volunteering at the local preschool and Byron Bay Primary School and was a member of the Girl Guides for 30 years as Guide leader, Ranger Guide leader, district leader and region arts advisor.
Janice Lang has led an active life in her church for more than 40 years and was involved in the local pony club for 25 years. She also joined United Hospital Auxiliary holding various executive positions for 20 years.
Dawn Sword has spent endless hours in various roles and fundraising initiatives for community groups such as the East Ballina Lions Club, Meals on Wheels and the Lennox Head View Club.
This is the seventh year the Honour Roll has been produced, recognising the role volunteers play in our everyday lives. Hidden Treasures is an initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Rural Women's Network.